Converting Bitmap Image to Vector Images using Inkscape

 Published by  Mark on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 in Inkscape

This tutorial teaches you how to convert bitmap images to vector images with examples, so that you can scale images from a small thumbnail to a huge banner without loss of detail and proportion.

Currently Inkscape employs the Potrace bitmap tracing engine ( by Peter Selinger. In the future we expect to allow alternate tracing programs; for now, however, this fine tool is more than sufficient for our needs. Keep in mind that the Tracer’s purpose is not to reproduce an exact duplicate of the original image; nor is it intended to produce a final product. No autotracer can do that. What it does is give you a set of curves which you can use as a resource for your drawing.


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